Disclaimer: I do not owe vampire knight. This is Vampire Knight FANFICTION.
AN: This is the original story of Summer Vacation Disaster (SVD) if Koori didn't come into the past.
Beta-ed by : Sweet Sonia
"WAIT!" Kaname's hand shot up in the air, gasping. His eyes were wide and tears were streaming down his pale, pink cheeks.
Slowly Kaname's hand fell to his side as his breathing evened out. This dream… he had been dreaming the same thing over the past 8 years yet still did not understand what was happening or what it meant.
In every dream, he would be in a relationship with his arch enemy. In the dream, he would love the hunter but there were obstacles always getting in their way preventing them from being together. He didn't understand, why Zero out of all person? Why did he yearn for the silver haired boy when he was supposed to hate him?
He couldn't even explain the tears and loneliness he felt upon waking up.
What is it?
No matter how much he tried to remember or make sense of the dreams, he would get headaches and feel emptier.
He even started to call Kiryuu 'Zero' now as the dreams occurred on a daily basis over the 8 years that went by.
Kaname let his eyes wander around his room before his eyes fell onto the sight of his white wedding suit.
In a few hours, he was going to get Yuki. A sense of dread weighed at his heart, a guilt brewing as if he was betraying someone.
He frowned as he got out of bed and sat on the window sill, drinking blood wine while staring out into the morning sky.
Why was his heart crying so bitterly?
"Here, Hanabusa-kun; the extra invitation card you asked for."
Aidou's blue eyes beamed at the sight of the pink card which he took eagerly. "Thanks a lot, Takuma. I owe you one." He said as he pocketed the card into his coat.
Ichijou smiled. "You're welcome but Hanabusa-kun, who are you going to invite? The wedding is tomorrow. I don't think anyone would come at such late notice."
In the middle of his enthusiasm, he forgot that this may come up. "Em…" he shifted, his gaze drifting away from the green eyed blonde. "Well… it's for my friend. You know one can't attend if they don't have an access card."
"I know." But as he said this, he looked at Aidou suspiciously before continuing. "But Akatsuki-kun and Ruka-chan already have theirs."
Aidou made a face, offended. "You know, Akatsuki and Ruka aren't the only friends I have!" he huffed and walked away, successfully avoided Takuma's question.
Zero was cooking breakfast when the bell rang. He looked to his left and then to his right. The eggs in the pan were cooking and the bacon was being grilled. He couldn't leave them even for a second. If he did, the eggs would no doubt burn which he did not do.
Zero Kiryuu did not burn food. Especially not eggs!
The bell rang for the second time and it continued until it got on his nerve.
"Alright already!" he yelled causing his guest to stop his mischief. He looked up as he heard noise upstairs. "Koori, can you get the door please? Mommy's cooking."
Zero heard some shuffling upstairs and moments later, small footsteps running down the stairs.
"No running down the stairs Koori."
"Sorry." Came a short apology before he heard the door opening.
Upon opening the door Koori's smile brightened considerably and he jumped, hugging the man on the doorstep "Mad-Hana! You finally came!"
Aidou ruffled Koori's hair, smiling goofily too. "Hey, kiddo. You miss me?"
Koori looked up with his big doe eyes and nodded non-stop. "Mmm." He mumbled before hugging Aidou tighter.
The adult noble was a bit surprised. Usually Koori and he would be bickering even though they liked each other. But today was different.
He also noticed the atmosphere of the house was a bit heavy and chilly as well as Koori being surrounded by a gloomy aura.
Well he couldn't blame the child. His first friend ever had died just a few days ago which he knew the boy would be finding difficult to deal with.
Aido could still hear the phone call Zero had made to him earlier that week stating they were moving back to Cross from New York. It had happened a few years ago where Zero and Koori moved away to New York to start their life anew, leaving Ichiru behind at Cross. Koori was discovered as a genius at the age of 7 by a man who then made a proposition which Zero could not turn down. The man proposed that he would support them if Koori agreed to enter a university alongside his own son who was a child prodigy and later work for him after graduation.
Zero and Ichiru had been low on money thus easily persuaded to agree. They were in a lot of debt which was caused by their late Uncle Masato who was a gambling drunkard. The pay from his hunter's job was minimal and not enough to pay off their expenses which made agreeing all the more easier.
The child prodigy; the man's son was 2 years older than Koori, making them interact easily and become quick friends. Sawada Hiroki was a good and friendly boy therefore Zero had no problems trusting the boy as he acted like an older brother to Koori who in turn enjoyed his company a lot.
Hiroki was Koori's first friend so the shock of his death; the suicide he committed weighed heavily as he jumped off a high building.
Koori was clearly devastated. (Those who have seen Detective Conan 6th movie will know who Hiroki is.)
It was clear that the fault lay in Hiroki's father who stressed the boy out to the point of committing suicide. Aidou had heard that the boy had been imprisoned in his room and not allowed out.
Zero did not want Koori to end up like this thus he terminated the contract and paid back the man everything they owed before taking a flight back to Cross. Koori did not have a chance to finish off the course he was working towards and now that Zero was broke again, it looked impossible. The money that came in from Ichiru working at an IT company and Zero's Vampire Hunter's president role were used to pay back Hiroki's father as well as the debt.
Aidou pulled Koori up into his arms, carrying him. Koori was now ten years old yet was considered small for a child his age. Maybe it was the stress or just a natural thing, however all he knew was he did not like seeing Koori so sad. He needed a new friend so he could move on from Hiroki's death.
The blonde entered the kitchen as a delicious smell of bacon and eggs engulfed him. Koori also seemed to notice this. Maybe it was just food, but at least something caused a positive reaction out of him however he also noted that the level of excitement he was showing was dimmed in contrast to how he would usually react.
"Something smell nice, got something for me?" Aidou grinned while placing Koori down on a chair at the dining table.
"None since you just dropped in without any notice."
Aidou pouted, disappointed. "Boo… Stingy!"
Zero looked agitated. "Shut up and why are you here anyway?!"
The blonde took a seat beside Koori. "I have something to give you but I can give it later. Now, feed me!" Aidou exclaimed childishly.
Zero felt a vein expand. "Alright fine!"
"Yay—!" he cheered.
"But you're only having a small portion of it."
"What~?!" Aidou slumped on the table, pouting. "No fair." He grumbled.
"Whatever." Zero spat back before going back to cooking.
Aidou continued to sulk before he felt a small hand on his. He looked up into Koori's big, doe eyes. "Don't worry, Mad-Hana. You can share with me."
Koori DID NOT share food with anyone unless the world was going to end. He just didn't. Usually, Zero had to nag at Koori to share and Koori, like a good child he was, would obey but only when his mom said to.
Shocked as he was, he still nodded his head awkwardly and Koori smiled. Aidou's blue orbs searched for Zero's lilac. Silently, he sent a worried signal to Zero and Zero just mouthed out the word 'Hiroki' and Aidou understood right away.
After breakfast, Koori went up to play in his room while Zero and Aidou went to the living room to talk. However ten minutes had passed since they sat in silence and Zero had had enough of it.
"Speak up, Aidou. I don't have all day. I still need to go work later."
"Well…" he smiled nervously. "Here…"
He gave Zero a sweet scented card and Zero took it absent-mindedly before realising what the card was.
His voice finally cracked. "So the day has finally come." He laughed. "Took him long enough."
Aidou observed the silver haired hunter in silence. Although the hunter sounded calm and sarcastic, Aidou noticed his shaking shoulders and his trembling hands. There was no way Zero would accept it so easily. "… Zero… you know, the reason I gave you the invitation card is not for you to cry."
"I'm not!" Zero choked and his sobbing was heard. Aidou somehow felt guilty for causing the reaction from the proud hunter.
"I'm not going to apologize, Zero but you need to settle this."
Zero looked up at Aidou, tears obvious in his eyes, pooling heavily on his eye lids, ready to fall.
Instead he glared sharply at the brat in front of him.
Aidou flinched but he braced himself. "You can still stop this Zero… it's clear you love him and I don't think Kaname-sama even likes Yuki-sama like that. So—"
"Hanabusa, stop it." Zero cut in.
"Just stop it! This is ridiculous!"
"Then tell me why?!"
Zero gritted his teeth. "Have you forgotten, Hanabusa? I decided to completely cut off all ties with him 11 years ago the moment I erased his memory. I'm not going to just appear in front of him again out of the blue and disrupt his life…!"
There was a moment of silence, Aidou who couldn't rebut the statement and Zero who had just protested. True, Zero did just that by erasing Kaname's memory and Aidou couldn't do anything if Zero didn't want to be with Kaname anymore.
Making an end to the conversation, Zero stood up and was about to leave the living room when Aidou too stood up. "I don't understand you Zero. Why do you keep torturing yourself like this?"
Zero didn't answer as he stood still by the door way for a moment before walking away. "And I don't understand why you want Kaname and me to be together again."
"You are late. Where have you been?"
Akatsuki asked his cousin as soon as he saw the blond getting out of his car. Aidou was responsible for the music and the wedding couldn't start without the musician.
"Sorry, I lost track of time. Someone just won't let go of me."Aidou joked.
Akatsuki frowned. "No wonder you smell like someone else."
Aidou flinched. "I do?" he sniffed himself and flinched again. 'Fuck! I smell like Zero.' Patting around at his pockets, he searched for his perfume. It was a perfume he invented to cover scents on him. He always used it whenever he got back from Zero's place.
"Found it!" his fingers wrapped around a small glass bottle however before he could spray himself with the liquid, someone took a grab at his upper arm.
His blue orbs snapped towards the newcomer, his eyes widening. "Kaname-sama!"
However the man seemed unresponsive. He just stared down at Aidou with empty eyes.
Again, no response.
He just stared in a daze.
"You smell like lily."
"… Like Zero…" the pureblood looked at Aidou who was breaking into a sweat. "You met him?"
Aidou couldn't say a word and just gaped like a fish. 'Kaname-sama's going to find out. He's going to find out. Zero's going to kill me! I'm dead.'
"Kaname, there you are. Come on, let's go. You need to be in the chapel now." Takuma came marching, grabbing a hold of Kaname and dragging him away.
Aidou sighed in relief but did not notice Kaname still looking at him while being pulled away.
"I do." Yuki said.
Kaname knew he should be happy and smiling genuinely as this was what he had waited for his whole life. The plan he worked so hard towards achieving as long as he could remember but he wasn't happy; the smile he forced out did not reach his eyes. His mind was filled with images of Zero and the hurt expression the boy wore when he left the academy.
The pastor said something again, asking the groom to put the ring on the bride but before he could raise his hand, someone burst into the wedding hall.
"Stop, I, Sebastian, from the marriage council cannot allow this marriage ceremony to continue."
The guests started to murmur to one other.
Yuki was glaring at the man who was wearing a fake smile, not shaken upon the presence of two pureblood. The black haired man shifted through his file. "Are you Kuran Kaname?" he asked the groom.
Kaname nodded and the red eyed man continued to smile. "Would you follow me for a minute please? We need to talk." He then turned around to the door but not before calling out to the bride. "The bride, Kuran Yuki too, please follow me."
The two pureblood were confused but followed the tall man out of the chapel. Kaname was telling Takuma to calm the guests before he walked away.
"This marriage cannot happen, Kuran-san." Sebastian started as soon as they were alone.
"Why?!" Yuki shrieked causing Kaname to frown as Yuki's loud voice was hurting his ears.
Sebastian wore his work smile. "Well, apparently Kuran Kaname-san is still married to someone else so he cannot marry you, Kuran Yuki-san. The vampire laws do not allow it."
"I'm married?" Kaname asked, dumbfounded. When?!
"What?!" Yuki exclaimed before twitching as if remembering something, her gaze darkened.
She cursed. "Can't be…"
Kaname raised an eyebrow. Did Yuki know something that he did not? "Can't be what, Yuki?"
Yuki looked like she was caught red handed but chose to stay quiet about it.
"Yuki, what is it?" Kaname asked but Yuki stoned out and Kaname had to turn to the wedding officer. "Sebastian-san, who am I married to and when?"
Sebastian shifted around his file. "It says here you were married 20 years ago with someone named Kiryuu Zero."
Kaname's eyes widened.
"Koori, it's time for bed. Stop playing computer games." A silver haired man called to his twelve year old, son.
"Five minutes more, I'm winning." The other called out causing the silver haired man to sigh and climb up the stairs.
"Koori, tomorrow is a school day so switch it off." Zero appeared at Koori's doorway, hands on his hips. His lilac orbs took in the appearance of his son, sitting in front of the computer, furiously tapping the keyboard as he played 'counter strike'.
Koori didn't turn. "But, mommy… I don't like school." He whined.
Zero sighed and entered the room, pulling his son from the chair and making him sit on his lap while he himself sat on the bed, hugging his child. "But you still have to attend, honey."
Koori was not the least bit upset when his mom pulled him away from his game but he did pout. He really didn't like school. He turned and hugged his mom. "It's no fun when Hiroki-niichan isn't there."
Zero's eyes shaded in unease as he caressed the boys head. "Honey, I know you're sad but you have to move on and find a new friend."
Koori tightened his grip and hummed. "I know…" He was silent for a moment. "…Tell me bed time story, mommy."
Zero smiled softly. "Em, ok. Once upon a time there was a prince named Kana…"
Koori was asleep within five minutes. Zero tucked him in bed and kissed him good night before leaving the room. Darkness surrounded him and as Koori had fallen to sleep, the house sounded so quiet, so empty.
He descended the stairs and sat in the living room with a letter in his hands. He leaned backwards and covered his eyes with his arms. A grim smile making its way onto his face, his lips… "Congratulations Kaname, Yuki on your wedding."
He spoke and cried silently.
The wedding was postponed.
Kaname and Yuki returned to their house and Kaname had locked himself in his room.
Hours later, Yuki went to see how Kaname was doing and she was surprised to see Kaname was packing some clothes into a bag.
"Where are you going?" Yuki asked.
Kaname continued to pack. "I'm going to look for Zero."
Yuki flinched. "Why?!"
Kaname noticed the unease in Yuki's voice and was therefore suspicious. What was Yuki so afraid of? It was just Zero. The other would gladly sign the divorce papers as Zero hated him. Oh, dear how the hunter going to react when he heard this.
"I'm asking for divorce of course. Why? You don't want that?" He asked Yuki, looking straight at her now.
She was fidgeting.
Hearing this finally calmed her, her fidgeting coming to an end. "Oh…" then she smiled. "Can I come too?" she asked.
Kaname went back to packing though he was a bit curious as to why Yuki was acting strangely to his decision to find Zero. Kaname knew Yuki hated her adopted brother but why? It was so sudden. She also didn't like anyone talking about Zero whether it was in front of her or behind her back.
Zero had become a forbidden subject.
Didn't she once love him so dearly?
"No, you can't. I don't want you seeing him." 'What you would do if you see him again with the hatred you hold towards him'.
Kaname paused in his movement. That didn't sound right. He closed his bag and turned to Yuki, caressing her cheek and hair. "I'm worried that Zero might steal you away from me." he kissed Yuki's temple.
Yuki blushed while Kaname walked past her with his bag. "I doubt that." Yuki mumbled and although Kaname heard it, he decided to ignore it.
"Well I will call you when I find him." Kaname said, walking through the corridor to the front door while Yuki followed behind.
"Where are you going to start searching for him?" Yuki inquired.
Kaname opened the front door and stepped out into the dawn light.
"Well… I'll search for him at the Vampire Hunter's Headquarters first of course as he is the current president." Kaname said with a smile before getting into his car and leaving.
"Ok class, quieten down please. We have a transfer student today…" The teacher clapped her palms together for attention as soon as she entered the classroom. At the sight of their homeroom teacher, the students quickly found their seats and looked at her.
The teacher smiled in satisfaction before she turned to the open door, waving for the new student to enter. "You can come in now…."
His palms felt sweaty and his heart pounded like crazy. He was nervous and totally breaking out a sweat right now. He was never great with people he had just met. He felt awkward and nervous being around them.
He was never good with new surroundings either. This included new food, new schedule or even a new shirt. Anything that messed with his routine, took him out of his comfort zone. Mommy said he didn't need to worry his little head over every new change around him but Koori couldn't find it in him to embrace the change so easily.
He had some trust issues.
He didn't believe anything that his gut rebelled against and somehow right now his gut was twisting in protest over the new faces staring at him, as if he was an alien as he stood in front of class.
So many pairs of eyes on him made him feel squirmy. Koori was never one who liked being under the spot light so with palms clenched, he prayed for the teacher to hurry up with the introductions.
"Well class… This is Kiryuu Koori-kun. He is…."
Kaname tilted his head up at the hunter headquarters, staring at it absent-mindedly.
Zero is here?
He couldn't detect the hunter's presence but he knew he was somewhere in the building. His instincts told him so and he knew they were always right.
However he was a bit puzzled. Why couldn't he feel the silver haired hunter's presence? He knew he was near. Heck, even his informer had just told him Zero had just entered the building five minutes ago.
"He's wearing a charm, Leader. That's why you can't trace his aura." Akatsuki appeared at his side with a bored expression.
Kaname didn't spare the orange haired noble a glance as his eyes glued to a certain window on the top floor of the building. His usual irritation towards the noble when the said noble called him 'leader' like a mob boss didn't even surface as he was too distracted by the pull he felt towards a certain area of the building.
Zero suddenly found himself frozen and stopped writing. The pen in his hand slowly fell onto the desk and rolled over the paper. He blinked and looked back at his window into the blue sky. It was a lovely scene but that was not why he was looking.
His secretary's voice was drowned out into the background as he could only hear his own heart beat now. He stood up and suddenly the window was opened and harsh wind blew in his face, blowing all his paperwork off his desk and sent his secretary chasing after it.
"Well, well, well."
The wind died out and Zero turned to the source of the deep voice. A pair of wine coloured orbs stared at him in surprise which turned to a frown.
"Don't you look like a girl?"
Zero didn't find this offensive but was rather shocked to see the other right in front of him, in his office no less.
To be continue...